We’re Dan and Kar.

We met back in 2014 while we were both in graduate school. But what really drew us together was a set of shared values: family, honesty, and humility.

Since then, we’ve built a life together. We live in a townhouse in the middle of Washington, DC. We take the bus to work together in the mornings, and on weekends, we like to sit outside on our stoop and catch up with neighbors, go for walks in our neighborhood, or work in the garden. We also like biking and going on hikes in the mountains nearby. And we love to read—history, novels, pretty much everything.

In our house, we’re not the same. We have different religions, and our families come from different cultures. We grew up in different parts of the country,